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We offer a variety of classes for all different skill levels and processes. Past workshops are listed at the bottom of the page


Fur, Feathers & Fauna in Watercolor

with Suzanna Winton


APR 6 & 7, 2024 9 AM - 4 PM at

GFAA Gallery: 1314 S Main Street


Member Fee:


Non-Member Fee (includes 1 year membership @ GFAA):


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In this workshop, students will learn how to paint fur, feathers, and fauna by using a limited color palette, as well as layering and softening techniques while capturing the personality of their subjects.


Participants will begin each day of Winton's workshop with a demonstration; she will paint some and then you will paint. You will alternate back and forth until the painting is finished. 


You can choose to follow along and paint the same subject or paint the subject of your choice. The first day you will be working on the face of a fox. She will teach you a unique way to graph the drawing and then we will paint it. She will also provide a line drawing you can trace if you prefer. The second day you will paint a bird. She will provide a line drawing for you to trace or you can draw it or a bird of your choice.


Suzanna Winton has been painting in Watercolor for 30 years. Teaching workshops in Portraits, Pets, and Florals has been a natural fit for her and a rewarding way to share her passion for the subjects she loves to paint.


She has taught workshops for Cheap Joes Art Stuff, Jerry’s Art Artarama, and many other Art groups and Societies all over, as well as Studio classes in her home for the last 25 years.


She is the Author of Realistic Watercolor Portraits and she is an Ambassador Artist for Cheap Joes Art Stuff as well.


Signature Memberships include: National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Tallahassee Watercolor Society.

Publications: The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, American Artist Magazine, Pratique the Arts, Realistic Watercolor Portraits



--Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paint (Suzanna uses this brand, please bring what you have)

--Winsor Yellow

--Opera Rose

--French Ultra Marine

--Alizarin Crimson

--Burnt Umber

--Burnt Sienna

--Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

--Cobalt Blue

--Cobalt turquoise Light

--Scarlet lake 

--Yellow Ochre

--Paper: Arches 300 pound 22x30 hot or cold press (1 sheet). DO NOT use paper from a block. We will be using many layers and block paper will not work for this type of painting.

--Sable Brushes (preferably Cheap Joe's Legends) or Millers Pseudo

--Sables 2,4,6,8,10,12,1 inch flat (again, bring what you have)

--Paper Towels

--Large Palette

--Water Container

--Blow dryer


1. Payment is non-refundable. Max class size is 15 people, with a minimum of 8 people. If you find you need to cancel and wish to find a replacement, it is your responsibility to find  that replacement and to obtain the funds. Please contact us first in case there is a waitlist. If you find someone yourself, please provide us with the contact information for your replacement.

2. Questions should be directed to Katy at 

3. Your payment serves as your agreement to this cancellation policy.

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Spring 2024

Mini Workshop Series


GFAA is excited to offer 5 workshops FREE for members this Spring, listed below! 


Diversity Mosaic Hearts

Instructors: Linda Zidonik & Sarah Hinds

March 7, 7 - 9 PM @ GFAA Gallery

In this workshop, participants will learn basic mosaic techniques and complete 1 mosaic heart with glass on fiber mesh. One heart for the Diversity Wall at Depot Park will be created as well as an invitation to make another one by coming into Linda Zidonik's studio on Saturday, March 9, 10 AM - 4 PM.


All supplies provided by Workshop Instructors.


Maximum participants: 30​​

Gelli Prints

Instructor: Mari Johnson

March 21, 7 - 9 PM @ GFAA Gallery

In this workshop, participants will use gel plates, stencils, friskets and botanical elements to create monoprints.


Participants are highly encouraged to bring tube watercolor, non-acrylic gouache, or speedball water-based inks. We also encourage bringing thick paper to print on. We will be able to provide minimal supplies, and just want you to bring whatever you can! 

Maximum participants: 10

Creating Color Charts

Instructor: Kathie Wobie

March 28, 7 - 9 PM @ GFAA Gallery

In this workshop, participants will make color charts using 3 different hues to make a wide array of color in a range of values using oil paint.


Participants need to bring a good metal palette knife,

paper towels, and gloves

Maximum participants: 10

Life Drawing with a Model

Instructor: Angela DeCarlis

April 4, 7 - 9 PM @ GFAA Gallery

In this workshop, participants will draw from a nude model with a variety of poses and techniques.


Participants need to bring 18 x 24 newsprint pad, soft vine charcoal, kneaded eraser

Maximum participants: 14

How to Paint a Palm Tree

Instructor: Robin Popp

April 11, 7 - 9 PM @ GFAA Gallery

In this workshop, participants will learn how to paint a palm tree from the inside out, mix some greens that work for you and put personality into your painting.


Participants don't need to bring anything.

Maximum participants: 10

Past Workshops

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